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hello. i'm alice baxter. our top story, a plane left eastern ukraine carrying more victims of malaysia airlines flight mh 17. they arrive in the netherlands in the next few hours where they will undergo identification. >> reporter: live in eastern ukraine where a top rebel commander denied his forces with the blame for downing the malaysia airlines passenger jet. reports are coming in of a passenger jet with more than 100
people on board disappearing off the radar over the sahara. the u.n. warns the growing humanitarian crisis in gaza. also in the program we take a look at all that is happening in the world of business and talks of changes to the way airline safety is managed. >> the airline district body is calling for governments to take the lead in reviewing air safety after the malaysia airlines disaster. more on that later. > it's mid day here in london. 7:00 a.m. in washington and 2:00 p.m. in the eastern ukraine town where experts investigating the malaysia airlines crash site are still unable to carry out their
work safely. fighting is continuing nearby between pro russian rebelled and ukraine government forces. most of the bodies have been removed from the site and are now being flown to the netherlands for identification. two more planes carrying victims of the crash are to arrive later on thursday. they have been taking off and we can speak live to tim wilcox. >> reporter: alice, a week to the day since the mh 17 jet was shot down from 33,000 feet to land in here, the war zone in the eastern part of ukraine. and today chaos and confusion remains at the site itself. there doesn't appear to be any security or international teams investigating the wreckage still seven days later. so much so that the australian prime minister dispatched 50 police officers he hopes will
join a u.n. force to seal the site so the proper investigation can begin. today more bodies which were brought here by train have been flown to the netherlands where a similar to yesterday will take place. let's go where the planes will land. anna holligan is there. how many bodies are expected to arrive today? >> in less than two hours the two military aircraft will land here and we are expecting 60 wooden coffins to be on board. there will be a ceremonial homecoming. a bugler will play and then there will be a minute of silence. we understand there may again be relatives present here to watch as the coffins are placed inside and then they will driven an hour from here to the forensic
facility inside a military base in a town here in the netherlands where three families died. that is where the process of identifying the contents of the coffins will begin. >> reporter: and other international forensic experts are taking part in the process because so many nationalities were represented on that flight. >> reporter: this is very much being led by the dutch. this is a dutch forensic operation. all of the bodies are being brought here. we are expecting more flights possibly tomorrow. the dutch prime minister said it could be days or weeks or months before all of the remains have been recovered and identified. if you just have a look behind me here you can see all day people have been gathering to leave their tributes. we have seen these flowers all over the country, pockets of sympathy.
yesterday it was a nation in mourning. today still sadness and sympathy but focusing on the task of identifying those remains, the most important thing for the families especially right now. >> reporter: anna holligan, thank you very much indeed. the situation here is calm but just a few hours drive to the south the situation is very different, indeed, particularly around the small village where mh 17 came down over an area of about eight to ten square miles. our correspondent has been there today to update you on what he has had to say one week after the crash, no guards, no emergency workers or investigators at the scene at mh-17. so the site still hasn't been sealed one week later. there is no protection of the
wreckage. that wreckage crucial to find out precisely what hit mh-17 and from which direction. there is also confusion about which rebel groups were told what by international investigators in the immediate after math of that crash. alexander borodai is the prime minister of the donetsk people's republic and he says he was told not to retrieve bodies from the crash site but that he later did so because there was no one else there to do it.
. >> reporter: alexander borodai speaking to bbc and oesc denied telling him not to retrieve bodies from the plane. fighting has been heard to the north and northwest of there. the fighting between ukrainian government forces and the rebel militias, as well. now, the rebel militias yesterday downed two fighter jets belonging to the ukrainian air force and they say that was in retaliation for government shelling of towns under their control. our correspondent went to the town to see some of the damage
that they are not letting us go to the next house and the funeral has already taken place. we have shown you everything there is to show. we have now come to the hospital where those men told us the injured woman is. let's see if we can find her here. it turns out that she is here. i now have spoken to two doctors who confirm she was brought in with shrapnel wounds. i have seen her here myself though she is in no condition to talk. we are waiting for her husband.
i just got off the phone with a spokesman for the ukrainian antiterrorist and they say they did not shell the village. the situation is getting worse. in the meantime, bodies of passengers of mh-17 are still missing in ukraine. many of them probably didn't know that much about the conflict here. >> sadly we seem to have lost connection with our correspondents in ukraine. we are about bring you other breaking news.
news from west africa where aviation officials lost contact with an air algerie passenger flight. they say it lost contact from 50 minutes after it took off from ouagadougou, the capital of burkina faso. the alger yn news agency says the plane was flying to algiers and there were more than 100 people on board including the crew. in the past few minutes we heard that contact was lost at 01:55 gmt flying over the town in mali. let's talk with our correspondent live on the line from the mali capitol. if i can just pick you up on the latest line that we are getting here that contact was lost with this plane over the town of
gough is where there is a large french air base with about 1,700 french troops stationed there since france intervened in mali at the beginning of last year sending 4,500 troops in the north of the country. i think one important factor that is worth mentioning early on is that there has been very bad weather in mali in the last 24 hours. heavy thunderstorms and those translate into sand storms in desert areas. the information i have from the united nations commander who spoke to me is they believe the
plane came down, an area of pure desert with very little population. it will take some time for anybody to find a crash site if there is one and any kind of wreckage. >> generally, what is the safety record like for air algerie? >> the safety record as far as i know is no worse than any other airline in the region. some of the airlines are not able to fly to europe. i'm afraid i can't tell you what air algerie's security record is. this was an air bus carrying 116 passengers and six crew. there have not been reports of air algerie having technical problems in the region in recent times. >> talking to us from the mali
capital. an air algerie passenger flight has lost contact with officials as it was flying over mali. we will bring you more as we get it here. let's bring you to other news at this hour. aviation authorities in taiwan are investigating what caused a trans asia airways plane to crash killing some 48 people. the plane was trying to make an emergency landing during a thunderstorm. ten people survived. the flight has been delayed because of typhoon matters. a train has crashed into a school bus in southern india killing at least 12 children. the bus driver also died. the bus was on its way to
school. 16 other children have been taken to hospitals. and at least 60 people have died in iraq after suicide bombers and gun men attacked a bus transferring convicts from a prison near baghdad. the convoy moved from the prison and road side bombs went off and militants opened fire. 52 prisoners and eight soldiers died and several others are injured. still to come we will have all the latest from the commonwealth games in glasgow where the competition has just got underway with 20 gold medals to be won.
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increasing desperate situation faced by civilians as israel's offensive against militants in gaza continues. more than 700 palestinians and 34 israelis killed in the conflict. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: they are waking up again to see what is left, picking through the rubble is the way of life here now. the number of palestinians killed here in gaza in recent days now exceeds 700. as the fighting continues the u.n. humanitarian chief says she is concerned about the plight of civilians in gaza. >> we have over 118,000 people now sheltering now in u.n. schools. we have schools that are now unable to be used for education. people are running out of food. water is also a serious concern. and, of course, with about 44%
of gaza not able to be used by palestinians that are fleeing their homes the situation is even more dire. >> reporter: it's the 17th day of fighting and the funerals continue. so, too, have efforts to broker a cease fire. the british foreign secretary in jerusalem said hamas started the conflict. >> the violence was triggered by hamas firing hundreds of rockets at israeli towns and cities in breach of international humanitarian law. britain has been clear that israel has the right to defend itself and its citizens. but we are gravely concerned by the ongoing heavy level of civilian casualties. >> reporter: israel is angry with the u.n. >> what is equally grotesque is israel was condemned in human rights council.
it is a travesty of justice, travesty of fairness and common sense and truth. and i think that it will not prevent us from continuing to act to defend our people. >> reporter: the elected group in power in gaza said he is ready to accept a humanitarian truce but no permanent cease fire unless israel ends the blockade. >> translator: we are extremely keen on a humanitarian truce as we were last thursday, a week ago when we agreed to a truce for several hours in order to evacuate wounded and assist in relief efforts. >> reporter: israel lost the military offensive. more than 700 palestinians killed and more than 30 israelis have died. let's head to glasgow because competition is getting underway at the commonwealth
days. an estimated global audience of 1 billion watched the opening ceremony last night and watching it also was laura at the pacific key in river side for us. that ceremony really welcoming in the commonwealth games. >> reporter: well highs and lows within the ceremony last night. the atmosphere was utterly electric. the paper this morning was just a joyful exuberant ceremony. the scots did it their way. there were also a number of mixed reviews. it has been called weirdly entertaining. i think the idea of the kilt and some of the reviews in the opening ten minutes. if you didn't want a scotty dog before but there were requests
for the dogs that led each of the teams out on the stage that was at the park last night. an amazing opening ceremony. then was the low. travelled 120,000 miles and when it comes to the big moment struggled to open it and it came to request a colleague to help her out. in a statement this morning he cut his finger in trying to open the baton and was worth it in the end. everybody here seemed to enjoy and get behind it. >> the kilt was a highlight for me. today we are seeing the first sporting events getting underway, as well? >> the women's triathlon is underway at the moment. england could do well as could
australia. it was looking good as i had a glimpse. the park is looking incredible. and i know people are going it must be sunny. it's not. other bad news with someone pulling out of the games. in a statement he said his body wasn't ready to come back to compete. it is just a few weeks too early for him. the rest of the day we are looking for michael jameson blorn and raised in glasgow and trained. that kicks off at 7:00. and he is in heats this morning. other athlete talks, we are keeping an eye on sarah bradley. lots to look forward to. >> lots coming up.
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welcome. in this half hour a major escalation of violence in syria. there has been fierce fighting outside the syrian capital of damascus and getting reports that i.s.i.s. rebels stormed an army base. risking it all in the name of beauty. a special report from the u.s. on illegal cosmetic surgery. also in the program a look
at what is happening in the world of business and more talks over the e.u. privacy. >> meets with search engines to discuss the controversial rules which allow data to be erased on request. we will look at what this means shortly. welcome back. now to syria where activists say the extremist i.s.i.s. rebel group left dozens killed or wounded on both sides. the past week has been one of the deadliest since the start of the conflict three years ago. observers suggest more than 1,700 people killed in clashes. the government has witnessed
intense fighting for many months. diplomatic attempts to bring an end to the conflict have so far failed but a new mediator appointed by the u.n. has brought some hope. let's take a look at the conflict on the ground. more than 17,000 people have been killed in the three-year conflict. last week was one of the deadliest following intense fighting. some 700 people were killed in two days in those clashes. senior analyst with syria on the international crisis group and joins me live from beirut. tragically ever rising death numbers have become every day news in syria. why have we seen the recent spike in the death toll? >> reporter: there have been a number of important developments
over the past couple weeks. among them and perhaps the top of the list is the escalation in violence between i.s.i.s., the most extremist jihady groups and the syrian regime. we are seeing that in eastern syria. however, it is important to put it in context. during the first five months of this year we did not see much balance between i.s.i.s. and the regime. we are seeing them seeking to consolidate control. >> this is such a complicated situation as such an array of players. who would you say is winning the war, if we can say anyone is at all? >> reporter: well, i think we have to talk about multiple wars given the number of players involved here. certainly i.s.i.s. is on a roll. one important front to watch is aleppo where the regime has been
steadily gaining and making progress towards encircling. i.s.i.s. which holds territory adjacent to supply lines in aleppo has not been attacking the regime there but instead waiting for the regime to take care of rebel rebels there and take back areas from rebels that i.s.i.s. lost to the rebels early in january of this year. so we can say the regime has been making gains on some fronts but losing ground on others. i.s.i.s., however, has been winning more or less across the board in iraq and syria since early june. >> meanwhile, the fight for damascus rages on. >> reporter: that's correct. there, again, we have more than one fight. we have seen some escalation of violence between the regime and main rebel groups ongoing for
months, of course. we have seen some escalation. we have also seen significant escalation in the last couple weeks of violence between main rebels and i.s.i.s. pointing out that the rebels who perhaps we can say the array have been main loser in part because they lack the organization and resources to fight effectively against both the regime and i.s.i.s. rebels work to the advantage of both the regime and i.s.i.s. despite the fact the two are fighting right now. >> amid the fighting how would you describe the humanitarian situation currently on the ground in syria? >> it's devastating. it has been devastating and remains devastating and tragically will continue to be devastating. and the uptick in violence in the last couple of days we have seen an uptick in casualties
within i.s.i.s. the casualty among civilians has remained consistent. the fact that syria sometimes gets less media attention does not mean that the violence has been -- that there has been any wane in the suffering of civilians or the strategic stakes are lower. >> senior analyst from the international crisis group. thanks for joining me live on the scene in beirut. we just want to update you on our breaking news story at this hour. aviation officials have lost contact with an air algerie passenger flight. they say it lost contact from 50 minutes after it took off from the capital of burkina faso. the news agency said the plane was flying to algiers and there were 116 people on board
including the crew. contact, we are being told was lost at 01:55 gmt. the latest line we are hearing here is that according to the foreign minister some french passengers were on board that air algerie passenger flight. we, of course, bring you more on the story as we get it here at bbc world news. time now to catch up with the latest business news. >> i will be talking about flight safety and how changes are coming up to the way that safety is managed because the boss of airline industry says the malaysia airlines disaster is an outrage and that governments must take the lead. the deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew in the downing of flight mh-17 have shocked the aviation industry and prompted calls for a review
of safety. before the downing of the jet the flight path was heavily used by airlines. in the past few moments we heard europe's aviator to cancel warning that recommends airlines do not fly tel aviv. i asked the chief and says it is down to governments to ensure airlines safely fly across air space. >> the important thing is safety comes first. if the government cannot declare its air space as being safe it needs to close the air routes over the air space. passengers have to pay the cost of transportation but that isn't the issue here. the issue has to be safety and the safe operation of aircraft in air space. >> must do better is likely to be the message to google, microsoft and other search engine operators today from
european privacy watch dogs. they can ask internet firms to remove sensitive or embarrassing links. the uk is warning of a tsunami of complaints about the way google and others are implementing rules. we would like to talk to davely. remind us what it has meant. >> this goes back to if i was unhappy or any individual unhappy about what search results come up we have the right to have those removed or forgotten about at least when people search on those search engines. the controversy there is what kind of links should be taken down and which shouldn't be taken down and who makes that decision. >> why are the regulators deciding to meet with the likes of google and other search engines? >> regulators have joined us
because they worry that when people are not perhaps happy with how search engines react it will be data regulators who look after privacy. it is up to them to take up the case and see if google or other search engine made a mistake in doing that. they is meeting up today and then there will be other meetings following this to decide what the best way forward is to deal with that. how are they goegto deal with what could be a huge -- google had over 70,000 requests to be forgotten and that gives you an idea of how big this could be. >> what could happen next? is it a case to change rules or implement new types of rules? >> reporter: i think it is more about how they are going to deal with the current rules. i think it will be most guidance over how the right to be forgotten is implemented.
google whenever it has removed search results it informed publications that it has done that. the fact of that, of course, is that media organizations will tell their audience they have to remove something therefore bringing attention to the person who originally wanted to be forgotten. that is seen as a problem for media organizations and for the individual concerned. there will be guidelines at how best to implement this while with holding the rights of the individual and the public interest. the public knowing about them, ones that need to be thrashed out if the true right will be realized. these labels are some of the most rare and expensive wines around but they are fake, a fraud to keep some of america's
wealthiest investors. today the man behind the fraud will be sentenced. >> reporter: indonesian borne rudy went from being a respected collector of fine wine to a criminal. his magic cellar turned out to be his kitchen where fbi found a drawer full of fake wine labels. many of his deep pocketed victims have remained silent but not all. >> pigeon, sucker, whatever they call it. >> reporter: not every day you hear a billionaire admit to being ripped off on american tv. he isn't your typical rare wine collector. >> i cannot stand to be cheated. i want someone to know they sell me a fake and i'm coming after them no matter the cost. >> reporter: the hoax began to unravel at an auction in new york after a french wine producer accused him of selling
fake versions of its family's bottles. journalist peter heldman was there. >> i said rudy, what was the story with these 22 lots that were withdrawn. he kind of shrugged his narrow little shoulders. he is a small guy. he said well, we try our best but this is burgundy and [ bleep ] happens. >> reporter: rudy has apologized to the new york judge who will sentence him saying wine became my life and i lost myself in it. and the confession will be hard to pursue from behind bars. let's see what the markets make of today's happening. it is a pretty good day. strong spanish corporate news but on top of that we have strong economic data out of the eurozone. current trading just over half a
that an air algerie flight lost contact with officials from 50 minutes after taking off from the capital burkina faso. it lost contact with officials as we understand over mali. the latest line that we are getting on this is actually from the french foreign minister saying that he thinks it is quite likely that french people were on board and if so there were certainly many of them. what more do you have on that? >> well, we are not getting more than what you just said quoting him. it is certainly a route that a lot of french people take and a lot of french passengers are doing carries on a very regular
basis. these are french former colonies and it is possible that a lot of the passengers were french. in the algerian papers reports are most are from algeria but obviously this is all unconfirmed. the latest that we are getting conflicting reports because although the u.n. and french seems to say that the plane may have come down somewhat in northern mali we are getting other reports that it may have come down in neighboring. the route is possible to fly over from algeria from burkina faso. i don't think any crash site has been found for now. >> lots of conflicting reports coming out at this stage. we are in the very early stages of getting information on this story. one of the reports we are getting is that contact was lost
with this flight at 50 minutes after taking off from burkina faso possibly over the town of gpu. the french have over 1,000 deployed there and were operations from the 14th of july that 100 soldiers deployed when they suffered a suicide bomb attack. so this is a town with no more daily fighting about the french
are there and militants holding positions there. >> many thanks live giving us the latest on our breaking news story this hour here on bbc world news that an air algerie flight has lost contact with officials 50 minutes after taking off from the capital burkina faso. now, a growing number of women in the united states are getting plastic surgery to enhance their behinds. but with the cost of surgery into the thousands many are choosing cheap back street procedures often with deadly results. fake doctors are injecting everything from glue, toxins d into bodies. >> reporter: beautiful bodies line miami's beaches. some might be comfortable with the way they look but others
seeking a change in appearance are flocking to the city which has become a hot spot for cosmetic surgery. a huge increase in the number of women getting plastic surgery to enhance their behinds. it costs upwards of $10,000 to get it done with a doctor prurply which is why a growing number of women are resorting to cheap yet illegal injections. >> i saw the girl and i decided i might get a little more butt i will make more money. >> reporter: she was an exotic dancer who paid $1,700 for butt enhancements. the fake doctor is now in jail for enhancing as many as 30 women with super glue and tire sealant. it is unclear what went into nathalie's body ask the fbi says they have seen more cases like this. >> my body started to deteriorate and my butt starts
to turn like an 80-year-old woman. i was getting lumps and my skin was tearing. >> reporter: the injections can kill. one lady died in 2011 after she travelled to america for them. she thought a bigger behind would help her make it in the music industry. this is the sort of stuff back street doctors are injecting and this is what it looks like after real surgeons cut it out. >> this is just oils and scar tissue. it forms a paste. >> reporter: there are no figures on the numbers of botched procedures but he says he gets more than 100 calls a week from women wanting corrective surgery. >> cut into the report because we want to consult a plastic surgeon as he joins me live in
the studio. have you seen any of these botched procedures? >> i think it is very shocking to hear these things taking place. in this country it was certainly not coming in contact with that many botched procedures with people having unauthorized objects injected. it really makes alarm bells ring because they understand these procedures can end up ruining people's lives. i think the crux is that people need to do their homework, try to understand what the procedure involves and then you have to make sure the person doing this is a qualified individual. if you have somebody coming out with a briefcase in your hand, coming to your home to inject things. you should run a mile. no individual would consider doing that. >> paying the extra to get the right person doing the job. talk us through the risk of not
doing that. >> the thing is if you have somebody who doesn't have experience with this type of procedure and is unlikely to know the ins and outs of a butt procedure and your increase chances of complications, rejection of the substances which many times we don't know what they are injecting. >> do you have any idea what sort of substances they are injecting? >> you saw the report. a whole host of substances people can inject. people injecting presilicon. we have injectable things we can use but you have to have somebody who knows what they are doing so you can get the best possible outcome. >> how tightly regulated do you think this area of your industry is in the united states? >> unfortunately, not as regular as we would like it to be. particularly in this country
people who are just, you have a medical degree and can start injecting people. thankfully the majority of doctors are fairly ethical and will do the appropriate training but there is no hard and fast rules in terms of what you need to do and what experience you need to have in order to start treating people with any kind of injectable filler. >> is there a thought that plastic surgery can go hand in hand with counseling and that many of the women are beautiful women that you don't need this kind of surgery? >> absolutely. there is a certain truth that people need to understand why they are doing it and don't want to do it for the wrong reasons. it's very hard from our point of view within a 20 or 30 minute conversation to do a psycho analysis. we are not in that position. our experience would give us alarm bells if we hear various things about why this person is having the procedure.
people should stop using money as the primary reason for choosing a particular doctor or clinic because that is not the way you should look at it but as who is qualified to do the procedure. >> lots of challenges ahead in the industry. many thanks coming and talking us through this issue here. you have been watching "bbc world news". 3rd and 3. 58 seconds on the clock, what am i thinking about? foreign markets. asian debt that recognizes the shift in the global economy. you know, the kind that capitalizes on diversity
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